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Updated Nov. 19, 2015

Thanksgiving Pie Sale, noon to 5 p.m. Friday, South Shore Credit Union, 4580 S. Nicholson Ave., Cudahy. Fundraiser for the Cudahy Historical Society. All pies will be frozen and ready to eat when thawed.  

Holiday Folk Fair International “Culture of Light,”  2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, State Fair Park Exposition Center, West Allis. or 414-225-6225.  

Gingerbread Land Holiday Show, opens at 9 a.m. Saturday, The Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee. Featured plants will be those that provide the ingredients for gingerbread. The focal point of the show will be the holiday tree. Gingerbread Land entrance is included with regular admission, which is $7 for adults and $5 for Milwaukee County seniors with ID, persons with disabilities, students of any age with ID, and youths age 6 to 17; children 5 and younger are admitted for free. Call 414- 257-5611 or visit

Fall Festival of Trains, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield. or 262-782-4140.  

89th Milwaukee Holiday Parade, with 40-foot helium balloons, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, begins at Kilbourn Avenue and Astor Street, west to Old World Third Street, then south and ending at The Shops of Grand Avenue on Wisconsin Avenue. Food donations collected along route for Hunger Task Force’s Food for Families.  

Turkey Trot, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, downtown Greendale. Shopping, giveaways, decorating and gift ideas, and restaurant specials.  Answer trivia questions about the shops for a Greendale gift basket.  Greendale Visitor Center is at 5602 Broad St.

Art and Craft Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Wales- Genesee Lions Club, S42-W31400 Highway 84, Genesee Depot. Original artwork and handmade crafts. Woodworking, knitted accessories, jewelry, pressed flower arrangements, swags, fresh wreaths, holiday cards, nesting balls, pottery and tea cup succulent gardens. Free cookies, coffee and apple cider.  

Whitetails 101, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin. On the opening day of the state’s gun deer season, deer biologist and Wehr naturalist Bev Bryant will explore the basics of deer biology and behavior and learn how to interpret their many forms of communication. Event includes outdoor observation of deer. $10 per person, $7 Milwaukee County residents, $5 Friends of Wehr members. Registration is required by Friday.  

2015 Waukesha Christmas Parade, “The Isle of Misfit Toys,” 4 p.m. Sunday through the downtown district.

32nd annual West Allis Community Breakfast of Thanks and Giving, 7:15 a.m. Nov. 23, Hampton Inn & Suites, 8201 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. Guest speaker is the Rev. Charlie Zabler of St. Rita’s Church. Sponsored by the West Allis Community Improvement Foundation. A fundraiser for West Allis food pantries. $30 tickets at West Allis City Hall or call 414-302-8292 for more information.  

MIAW pro wrestling, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Papa Luigi’s II, 1919 12th Ave., South Milwaukee. 4145175906.  

Third annual Reindeer Romp, 5K fun run or walk, 8 a.m. Nov. 26, Malone Park, 16400 W. Al Stigler Parkway, New Berlin.  Presented by Prospect Lions Club.  

Holiday Craft and Gift Expo,  9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 28 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29, the Milwaukee County Sports Complex, 6000 W. Ryan Road. Thousands of items. Food, entertainment and free parking. Admission is $5, children 12 and younger are admitted free.

Glow Skate, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 27 and Dec. 26, Wilson Ice Arena, 4001 S. 20th St., just south of Howard Avenue, Milwaukee. The $5 admission includes skate rental, glow-in-the-dark necklaces, holiday lights, music and prize drawings. Children younger than 10 must be with adult. Those choosing not to skate can watch for free. Hot beverages and food available for purchase. 414-281-6289.  

Dog Days at Lynden, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 28, Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, Brown Deer. Dogs must be leashed. Free to dogs and members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Admission is $9 general, $7 for students and seniors, free for 5 and younger.

Chirstmas Carnival of Lights, with 1.5 million lights, Nov. 28 through Dec. 31, except Dec. 25,  5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Music synchronized to lights; new green-and-gold display. View from car. Jellystone Ranger Station has warm beverages and Santa station. Entry fee for carloads with up to eight people is $15 and $22 for limos, buses and large passenger vans. Part of fee goes to Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin.   262-835-2565 or

Gingerbread Show and Competition viewing, Dec. 1 through Dec. 6, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 2120 E. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. “Donate to decorate” opportunities from Dec. 4 through Dec. 6 in which children can build oversized gingerbread houses for a small fee. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity’s home building and repair program. 

All-you-can-eat St. Florian Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, St. Florian Parish school cafeteria, 1215 S. 45th St., West Milwaukee. Handicapped-accessible elevator and takeouts available. $11, $7.50 for children 10 and younger. 414-383-3565 or

Hartland Lights 2015, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 4, with caroling from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and tree lighting at 6:30 p.m., 108 W. Capitol Drive, downtown Hartland.  

Cookie Walk, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 5, First United Methodist Church, 121 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha. Hosted by the United Methodist Women, cookies are sold by the pound.  All proceeds go to mission projects. 262-542-4256.  

Valparaiso University Guild:  Christmas Cookie and Bakery Sale, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 5, Harwood Place Retirement Living Center, 8220 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa (at Watertown Plank Road).  Homemade cookies and bakery, Georgia pecans and pecan candies, garden dill dip mix. 414-423-8210.

Bake and Craft Sale featuring Slovak Kolachi (walnut, apricot, raspberry, prune butter), 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 5, St. John Lutheran Church, 4850 S. Lake Drive, Cudahy. 414-481-0520.  

Holiday Recipe Swap, 11 a.m. Dec. 5, West Bend Community Memorial Library, 630 Poplar St., West Bend. Bring a favorite holiday dessert or appetizer dish to share and a copy of the recipe. Vote in a taste test. Holiday trivia game. Water, paper plates and utensils provided. Sara at 262-335-5151, ext. 5259.  

Christmas on the Avenue, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Greenfield Avenue, from 70th to 76th streets in West Allis. Music, hay rides, crafts, games and door prizes. West Allis and West Milwaukee schoolchildren artwork, breakfast or lunch with Santa and free family fun.   

New Berlin Christmas Parade, 3 p.m. Dec. 5, National Avenue from Moorland Road proceeding west to Malone Park. Sponsored by the Prospect Lions Club.  

West Allis Christmas Tree Lighting Program, 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5, West Allis City Hall Centennial Plaza, 7525 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis.  

West Allis Community Christmas Parade, 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5, on Greenfield Avenue, from 81st to 65th streets.  

The Elmbrook Historical Society presents:  A Little House Christmas, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 and noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 6, Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum, 1075 Pilgrim Parkway. Tour the 1840s inn decorated for a Little House Christmas, hear stories about Caroline (born in Brookfield in 1839), Ma and Laura Ingalls; enjoy carols sung by a children's group, bake sale, sample soup and muffins, silent auction, make a craft, and take a photo in the sleigh. Come as your favorite Little House character. $6, children ages 6 to 12 $3, 5 and younger free - cash or check only. Visit or call 262-782-4057.  

Seventh annual 5K Santa Run and Walk, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6, 337 W. Main St., Waukesha. Benefit for Interfaith’s Senior Program. http://interfaithwaukesha.  

org/Events/Santa-Run. Dress in Santa suit, elf outfit, grinch costume or reindeer harness. Prizes awarded. Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and holiday music.  

Holiday Open House, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6, West Allis Historical Society, 8405 W. National Ave. Museum and cabin open to public. Refreshments served.

Bay View annual Tree Lighting with Santa, starts with carols at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7, lighting at 7 p.m., South Shore Park Pavilion, 2900 S. Shore Drive, Milwaukee. Festivities continue indoors with children visiting Santa and receiving treats; food and beverages for all. The Inter-organizational Council of Bay View and VFW Post 2879 sponsor the event. 414-744-2606.  

Concert series, 12:30 p.m. every third Friday, Spring Creek Church, N35-W22000 W. Capitol Drive, Pewaukee. $10 general admission, $5 students ages 5 to 17.





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